Sunday, 26 April 2015
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May 13 2014 | 9:46am ET
A second man has pleaded guilty in a $96 million Long Island Ponzi scheme.
Adam Manson’s plea to conspiracy to commit securities fraud comes two weeks after his brother-in-law, Brian Callahan, admitted to defrauding investors in his hedge fund. A substantial chunk of the stolen money went to prop up a struggling resort the men owned in Montauk, N.Y.
Manson admitted he helped keep Callahan’s fraud going by lying to an auditor and providing falsified documents. He faces up to five years in prison as part of a plea agreement, and has agreed to forfeit $3.9 million, as well as the remaining unsold units at Panoramic View, which could be worth more than $60 million.
“Adam Manson assisted his brother-in-law Brian Callahan in orchestrating one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Long Island history by lying to independent auditors and lending institutions,” Loretta Lynch, the U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn, said. “We hope that the guilty pleas provide some measure of relief and closure to the defrauded investors.”
Manson will be sentenced on Oct. 3, two months after Callahan, who faces up to 40 years in prison on securities and wire fraud charges.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…